Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 23,288 23,957 29,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.03% 14.85% 15.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.71% 48.88% 49.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20,380 21,716 26,792
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 50,952 49,016 60,024
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 30.70% 30.38% 31.40%
Number of salaries quoted 42,692 42,235 51,640
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 8,154 £55,000 - 837
South East 0 5,210 £42,500 - 535
North of England -2 3,738 £40,000 - 585
Midlands +3 2,510 £40,000 - 382
North West -3 2,091 £40,000 - 325
East of England 0 1,849 £45,000 +5.88% 243
South West +3 1,799 £40,000 - 213
West Midlands +3 1,396 £40,000 - 194
Yorkshire -1 1,348 £42,500 +6.25% 214
East Midlands +2 1,114 £40,000 - 188
North East +1 299 £35,000 -6.67% 46
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 12,757 (54.78%) .NET
2 12,538 (53.84%) C#
3 11,793 (50.64%) SQL
4 9,354 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
5 8,819 (37.87%) Microsoft
6 8,280 (35.55%) ASP.NET
7 7,932 (34.06%) MVC
8 6,797 (29.19%) JavaScript
9 5,635 (24.20%) HTML
10 5,391 (23.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4,973 (21.35%) CSS
12 4,952 (21.26%) TDD
13 4,722 (20.28%) Finance
14 4,684 (20.11%) Windows
15 4,284 (18.40%) T-SQL
16 4,206 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 4,143 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
18 3,908 (16.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 3,750 (16.10%) AngularJS
20 3,726 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 3,719 (15.97%) .NET Framework
22 3,702 (15.90%) ASP.NET Web API
23 3,356 (14.41%) WCF
24 3,239 (13.91%) Scrum
25 3,008 (12.92%) jQuery
26 2,972 (12.76%) SQL Server 2016
27 2,887 (12.40%) BDD
28 2,865 (12.30%) Oracle
29 2,772 (11.90%) Web Application Development
30 2,641 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1,264 (5.43%) IIS
2 1,205 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 624 (2.68%) MS Exchange
4 616 (2.65%) CMS
5 412 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 405 (1.74%) Apache
7 372 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
8 330 (1.42%) Umbraco
9 315 (1.35%) Tomcat
10 240 (1.03%) Confluence
11 233 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 229 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
12 229 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 212 (0.91%) JBoss
14 200 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
15 198 (0.85%) WebLogic
16 174 (0.75%) Skype for Business
17 166 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
18 161 (0.69%) Apache Spark
19 160 (0.69%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1,105 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 655 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
3 117 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 94 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 51 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 25 (0.11%) SPSS
8 23 (0.099%) Photoshop
9 21 (0.090%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.056%) Adobe Premiere
11 12 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (0.043%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.026%) Adobe After Effects
13 6 (0.026%) InDesign
14 5 (0.021%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 5 (0.021%) Weka
15 4 (0.017%) Stata
16 3 (0.013%) AutoCAD
16 3 (0.013%) Revit
17 2 (0.009%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 367 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 195 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 182 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 107 (0.46%) Elite 3E
5 68 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 63 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 61 (0.26%) NetSuite
8 56 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
9 28 (0.12%) MetaTrader
10 27 (0.12%) Eloqua
10 27 (0.12%) Magento
11 25 (0.11%) Visualfiles
12 24 (0.10%) thinkFolio
13 22 (0.094%) SAP Business One
14 19 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
14 19 (0.082%) SAP Hybris
15 16 (0.069%) Cognos TM1
15 16 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
15 16 (0.069%) Salesforce.com CRM
16 15 (0.064%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4,206 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1,763 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
3 886 (3.80%) Office 365
4 664 (2.85%) SaaS
5 321 (1.38%) PaaS
6 276 (1.19%) IaaS
7 261 (1.12%) GitHub
8 235 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
9 206 (0.88%) Azure Data Factory
10 161 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 148 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
12 103 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
13 95 (0.41%) Google Play
14 92 (0.40%) npm
15 83 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
16 73 (0.31%) Amazon S3
17 67 (0.29%) Serverless
18 62 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
19 61 (0.26%) Google Analytics
20 55 (0.24%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 726 (3.12%) Firewall
2 672 (2.89%) Internet
3 643 (2.76%) DNS
4 562 (2.41%) SAN
5 473 (2.03%) TCP/IP
6 425 (1.82%) WAN
7 399 (1.71%) DHCP
8 380 (1.63%) LAN
9 273 (1.17%) VPN
10 214 (0.92%) HTTP
11 177 (0.76%) VoIP
12 168 (0.72%) NAS
13 150 (0.64%) Network Security
13 150 (0.64%) VLAN
14 129 (0.55%) Skype
15 124 (0.53%) Broadband
16 117 (0.50%) Intranet
17 113 (0.49%) SSL
18 112 (0.48%) SMS
19 78 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,908 (16.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3,726 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2,972 (12.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 2,512 (10.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2,269 (9.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,834 (7.88%) NoSQL
7 1,716 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 1,541 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 1,433 (6.15%) MySQL
10 1,399 (6.01%) Relational Database
11 1,376 (5.91%) Power BI
12 1,364 (5.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 987 (4.24%) MongoDB
14 709 (3.04%) Oracle Database
15 601 (2.58%) Big Data
16 532 (2.28%) RDBMS
17 492 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
18 433 (1.86%) QlikView
19 403 (1.73%) Hadoop
20 380 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2,544 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 1,944 (8.35%) Visual Studio
3 1,610 (6.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 1,064 (4.57%) NUnit
5 782 (3.36%) JIRA
6 665 (2.86%) Subversion
7 608 (2.61%) TeamCity
8 556 (2.39%) Rhino Mocks
9 543 (2.33%) Jenkins
10 492 (2.11%) Moq
11 476 (2.04%) Selenium
12 433 (1.86%) Octopus Deploy
13 414 (1.78%) MSTest
14 367 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 231 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
16 174 (0.75%) Bitbucket
17 172 (0.74%) SpecFlow
18 148 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 145 (0.62%) gulp
20 137 (0.59%) Maven
General
1 4,722 (20.28%) Finance
2 1,229 (5.28%) Advertising
3 1,143 (4.91%) Retail
4 975 (4.19%) Banking
5 848 (3.64%) Marketing
6 704 (3.02%) Games
7 366 (1.57%) Legal
8 350 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 309 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 257 (1.10%) Investment Banking
11 251 (1.08%) Law
12 243 (1.04%) Front Office
13 189 (0.81%) Financial Institution
14 183 (0.79%) Music Industry
15 181 (0.78%) Back Office
16 127 (0.55%) Publishing
17 116 (0.50%) Automotive
18 109 (0.47%) Electronics
19 76 (0.33%) Billing
20 65 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14,015 (60.18%) Developer
2 7,411 (31.82%) .NET Developer
3 4,905 (21.06%) C# Developer
4 3,401 (14.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 2,194 (9.42%) SQL Developer
6 2,189 (9.40%) Analyst
7 2,076 (8.91%) Software Developer
8 1,890 (8.12%) Senior Developer
9 1,771 (7.60%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1,623 (6.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1,337 (5.74%) DBA
12 1,328 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 1,205 (5.17%) .NET Software Developer
14 1,171 (5.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 1,161 (4.99%) C# Software Developer
16 1,045 (4.49%) SQL DBA
17 939 (4.03%) Senior .NET Developer
18 899 (3.86%) Architect
19 801 (3.44%) Administrator
20 800 (3.44%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12,757 (54.78%) .NET
2 8,280 (35.55%) ASP.NET
3 5,635 (24.20%) HTML
4 5,391 (23.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4,973 (21.35%) CSS
6 3,750 (16.10%) AngularJS
7 3,719 (15.97%) .NET Framework
8 3,702 (15.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3,356 (14.41%) WCF
10 3,008 (12.92%) jQuery
11 2,641 (11.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 2,543 (10.92%) Web Services
13 2,535 (10.89%) RESTful
14 2,368 (10.17%) Entity Framework
15 1,925 (8.27%) HTML5
16 1,867 (8.02%) WPF
17 1,842 (7.91%) Node.js
18 1,792 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 1,545 (6.63%) XML
20 1,309 (5.62%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1,795 (7.71%) Greenfield Project
2 1,765 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 1,467 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 885 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 680 (2.92%) Fintech
6 679 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
7 575 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 556 (2.39%) User Experience
9 515 (2.21%) Clustering
10 512 (2.20%) Replication
11 506 (2.17%) Mobile App
12 345 (1.48%) Data Centre
13 249 (1.07%) Hedge funds
14 246 (1.06%) Data Structures
15 223 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 185 (0.79%) Tandem
17 182 (0.78%) Equities
18 174 (0.75%) Social Network
19 152 (0.65%) N-Tier
20 137 (0.59%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4,684 (20.11%) Windows
2 2,049 (8.80%) Windows Server
3 1,573 (6.75%) Linux
4 790 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 670 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 594 (2.55%) Unix
7 370 (1.59%) Android
8 335 (1.44%) Windows 7
9 290 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 232 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 213 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 188 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 134 (0.58%) CentOS
14 123 (0.53%) Solaris
15 113 (0.49%) Windows 8
16 81 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 69 (0.30%) VMS
18 62 (0.27%) AIX
19 54 (0.23%) Mac OS X
20 45 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9,354 (40.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7,932 (34.06%) MVC
3 4,952 (21.26%) TDD
4 4,143 (17.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3,239 (13.91%) Scrum
6 2,887 (12.40%) BDD
7 2,772 (11.90%) Web Application Development
8 2,622 (11.26%) Problem-Solving
9 2,320 (9.96%) OO
10 1,972 (8.47%) ETL
11 1,966 (8.44%) Web Development
12 1,884 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
13 1,783 (7.66%) Software Engineering
14 1,568 (6.73%) SDLC
15 1,390 (5.97%) Analytics
16 1,360 (5.84%) ITIL
17 1,250 (5.37%) Test Automation
18 1,213 (5.21%) Unit Testing
19 1,200 (5.15%) DevOps
20 1,197 (5.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 12,538 (53.84%) C#
2 11,793 (50.64%) SQL
3 6,797 (29.19%) JavaScript
4 4,284 (18.40%) T-SQL
5 1,722 (7.39%) Java
6 1,559 (6.69%) PowerShell
7 1,362 (5.85%) Ruby
8 1,174 (5.04%) VB.NET
9 891 (3.83%) Python
10 740 (3.18%) VB
11 649 (2.79%) PHP
12 532 (2.28%) VBA
13 455 (1.95%) C++
14 441 (1.89%) TypeScript
15 427 (1.83%) PL/SQL
16 348 (1.49%) C
17 242 (1.04%) Perl
18 216 (0.93%) Bash Shell
19 209 (0.90%) VBScript
20 203 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 2,637 (11.32%) Degree
2 955 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 632 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 407 (1.75%) MCSE
5 364 (1.56%) Security Cleared
6 235 (1.01%) MCSA
7 200 (0.86%) SC Cleared
8 176 (0.76%) MCP
9 158 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 144 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
11 143 (0.61%) CCNA
12 141 (0.61%) ISEB
13 121 (0.52%) ISTQB
14 100 (0.43%) MCITP
15 92 (0.40%) MCSD
16 81 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
17 69 (0.30%) MCPD
18 65 (0.28%) MCTS
19 53 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 49 (0.21%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 977 (4.20%) QA
2 434 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 369 (1.58%) SLA
4 152 (0.65%) GDPR
5 135 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 67 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 45 (0.19%) COBIT
8 37 (0.16%) PMO
9 36 (0.15%) GCP
10 26 (0.11%) MiFID
11 23 (0.099%) ISO 9001
12 20 (0.086%) Solvency II
13 17 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 14 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 14 (0.060%) SEPA
15 13 (0.056%) EMIR
16 10 (0.043%) GAMP
17 7 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
17 7 (0.030%) HIPAA
18 6 (0.026%) IFRS
System Software
1 1,620 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 866 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 773 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 473 (2.03%) Docker
5 224 (0.96%) vSphere
6 211 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 192 (0.82%) XenApp
8 143 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
9 93 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 86 (0.37%) HDFS
11 62 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 59 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
13 57 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 53 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 44 (0.19%) Terminal Services
16 41 (0.18%) XenServer
17 39 (0.17%) BitLocker
18 36 (0.15%) VMware NSX
19 27 (0.12%) Apache Flume
20 22 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 429 (1.84%) SCCM
2 319 (1.37%) Puppet
3 226 (0.97%) Ansible
4 224 (0.96%) Kibana
5 214 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 198 (0.85%) SCOM
7 164 (0.70%) WSUS
8 148 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 106 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 99 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
11 97 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
12 94 (0.40%) Backup Exec
13 93 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 91 (0.39%) Terraform
15 88 (0.38%) Nagios
16 74 (0.32%) vCenter Server
17 64 (0.27%) SCVMM
18 52 (0.22%) Perfmon
19 44 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
20 43 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8,819 (37.87%) Microsoft
2 2,865 (12.30%) Oracle
3 1,366 (5.87%) VMware
4 794 (3.41%) Tableau
5 689 (2.96%) Google
6 558 (2.40%) Cisco
7 515 (2.21%) Citrix
8 475 (2.04%) SAP
9 439 (1.89%) Facebook
10 325 (1.40%) HP
11 253 (1.09%) Sitecore
12 252 (1.08%) Xamarin
13 226 (0.97%) Red Hat
14 218 (0.94%) Capita
15 213 (0.91%) Cognos
16 202 (0.87%) IBM
17 190 (0.82%) Sybase
18 180 (0.77%) Twitter
19 172 (0.74%) Veeam
20 170 (0.73%) Informatica